US Patent No: 5,749,872

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Keyed/keyless barrel for bone plates

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A fixator for internally fixating bone fractures includes an elongate plate portion, a head portion and a barrel extending from the head portion. The elongate plate portion defines at least one plate aperture extending through the plate for receiving bone screws to fasten the fixator to a shaft of a bone. The barrel extends from the head portion and has a generally cylindrical inner surface configured for slidably receiving an end of both keyed and non-keyed lag screws. The cylindrical inner surface further defines at least one keyway along a length of the tube for receiving a key of a keyed lag screw to prevent rotation of the keyed lag screw and for also allowing rotation of a non-keyed lag screw.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BIOMET C.V.GIBRALTAR, GI149
DEPUY ACE MEDICAL COMPANYEL SEGUNDO, CA14

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clewett, Richard H Los Angeles, CA 4 247
Kyle, Richard F Long Lake, MN 14 631
Wright, Drew D Santa Monica, CA 1 120

Cited Art Landscape

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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
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HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (2)
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
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KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 2003
 
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1)
5,458,601 Adjustable ligament anchor 149 1994
 
PFIZER HOSPITAL PRODUCTS GROUP, INC. (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,432,358 Compression hip screw apparatus 82 1982
4,657,001 Antirotational hip screw 74 1984

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BIOMET C.V. (25)
6,866,665 Bone fracture fixation system with subchondral and articular surface support 93 2003
7,727,264 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 8 2003
7,857,838 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 3 2003
7,282,053 Method of using fracture fixation plate for performing osteotomy 14 2003
7,780,711 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 6 2004
7,527,639 Fixation system with multidirectional bone supports 7 2004
7,780,664 Endosteal nail 3 2004
7,635,381 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate with fixed-angle K-wire holes defining a three-dimensional surface 14 2004
7,425,213 Method of endosteal nailing 7 2004
7,294,130 Distal radius fracture fixation plate having K-wire hole structured to fix a K-wire in one dimension relative to the plate 18 2004
7,250,053 Low profile distal radius fracture fixation plate 19 2004
7,780,710 System for stabilization of fractures of convex articular bone surfaces including subchondral support structure 10 2005
7,744,638 System for stabilization of fractures of convex articular bone surfaces including subchondral support structure 8 2005
7,001,388 System for stabilization of fractures of convex articular bone surfaces including subchondral support structure 19 2005
7,563,263 Intramedullary fixation device for metaphyseal long bone fractures 8 2005
7,695,502 Bone stabilization system including plate having fixed-angle holes together with unidirectional locking screws and surgeon-directed locking screws 14 2005
7,670,341 Orthopaedic device with locking barrel 4 2005
7,938,850 Nail plate 3 2006
7,896,886 Nail plate and implantation jig therefor 4 2006
7,905,909 Bone stabilization system including multi-directional threaded fixation element 2 2006
7,927,341 Nail plate and jig therefor 6 2006
7,722,611 Method of treating a clavicle fracture 8 2007
8,556,945 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate with ulnar buttress 0 2010
8,403,967 Volar fixation system and methods of using the same 0 2010
8,579,946 Anatomical distal radius fracture fixation plate 0 2010
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (15)
7,534,244 Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly 12 2004
7,527,627 Orthopaedic implant and screw assembly 25 2004
7,799,030 Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly 2 2007
7,780,667 Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly 10 2007
7,931,652 Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly 2 2007
7,883,509 Orthopaedic implant and screw assembly 3 2007
8,187,275 Orthopaedic implant and fastening assembly 1 2007
8,382,807 Systems and methods for using polyaxial plates 0 2008
7,918,853 Orthopaedic plate and screw assembly 10 2008
8,105,326 Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly 3 2009
8,105,367 Bone plate and bone plate assemblies including polyaxial fasteners 0 2009
8,449,544 Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly 1 2009
8,834,469 Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly 0 2010
8,298,234 Orthopaedic implant and fastener assembly 4 2010
8,617,161 Orthopaedic plate and fastener assembly 0 2010
 
ACUMED LLC (13)
7,537,603 Bone fusion system 3 2003
7,201,752 Bone fusion system 0 2003
7,537,604 Bone plates with slots 10 2003
7,326,212 Bone plates with reference marks 17 2003
7,189,237 Deformable bone plates 50 2003
7,153,309 Guide system for bone-repair devices 54 2003
7,090,676 Adjustable bone plates 81 2003
7,537,596 Bone plates with intraoperatively tapped apertures 22 2004
7,578,825 Placement of fasteners into bone 40 2005
7,704,251 Adjustable bone plates 4 2006
7,717,945 Orthopedic systems 3 2006
8,177,819 Expanded fixation of bones 1 2010
8,425,574 Bone fixation with a bone plate attached to a fastener assembly 0 2011
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (12)
6,533,789 Device for rotational stabilization of bone segments 43 2000
6,379,360 Spiral blade insertion instrument 30 2000
6,623,486 bone plating system 202 2000
6,645,209 Device for rotational stabilization of bone segments 28 2001
7,341,589 Bone plating system 36 2003
7,128,744 Bone plating system 70 2003
7,655,029 Bone plate 9 2003
7,976,570 Bone plate 6 2004
7,951,176 Bone plate 6 2004
7,229,445 Bone plate with bladed portion 21 2004
8,147,493 Bone-fixation device 1 2006
8,246,661 Bone plate 0 2006
 
ORTHOHELIX SURGICAL DESIGNS, INC. (7)
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8,021,402 Distal radius plate 2 2007
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8,118,848 Orthopedic plate for use in fibula repair 0 2009
8,100,954 Orthopedic plate for use in small bone repair 1 2010
8,231,663 Orthopedic plate 1 2010
 
SONOMA ORTHOPEDIC PRODUCTS, INC. (6)
7,942,875 Methods of using minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 9 2006
7,846,162 Minimally invasive actuable bone fixation devices 17 2006
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8,287,539 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 0 2009
8,287,541 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 1 2009
8,439,917 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
8,641,744 Bone plating system 0 2004
8,523,921 Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy plate 0 2006
8,343,196 Bone plate 2 2006
8,758,346 Variable angle compression plate 0 2010
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
D443060 Bone plate 55 2000
D464731 Orthopaedic bone plate 10 2001
D463558 Orthopaedic bone plate 16 2001
D463559 Orthopaedic bone plate 21 2001
 
Orthodyne, Inc. (3)
6,221,074 Femoral intramedullary rod system 92 1999
7,041,104 Femoral intramedullary rod system 27 2000
6,402,753 Femoral intramedullary rod system 48 2000
 
MEMOMETAL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
8,579,898 Adjustable-angle radius plate 0 2010
8,419,776 Radius-plate assembly 0 2010
 
ORTHOFIX S.R.L. (2)
7,833,254 Device for the ostheosynthesis of proximal humerus fractures 1 2006
8,337,534 Device for the ostheosynthesis of proximal humerus fractures 0 2010
 
OSTEOMED LLC (2)
8,246,664 Multiple bone fusion plate 1 2009
8,529,608 Bone plate with a transfixation screw hole 0 2009
 
TOBY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
8,361,075 Method for repairing fractured bone 2 2010
8,574,234 Fracture fixation system 2 2013
 
AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,398,687 Volar plate fixation device 0 2006
 
CHARLES RIVER ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,568,417 Articulating tool and methods of using 0 2010
 
NUTEK ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
6,197,027 Device for external fixation of a fractured radius 11 1999
 
PHONIX ORTHOPAEDIC CORPORATION (1)
6,585,736 Device for external fixation of a fractured radius with simultaneous clamping of multiple pins and with a fixture for applying extension to distal bone fragments 9 2001
 
Shahryar Ahmadi (1)
8,579,899 Bone fixation system 0 2010
 
Sonoma Orthepedic Products, Inc. (1)
7,909,825 Fracture fixation device, tools and methods 13 2007
 
STRYKER IRELAND LIMITED (1)
7,611,513 Greater trochanteric re-attachment device 2 2004
 
SYNTHES GMBH (1)
8,574,268 Highly-versatile variable-angle bone plate system 1 2008
 
TOBY ORTHOPAEDICS, LLC (1)
8,182,485 Fracture fixation system 5 2005
 
TORNIER SAS (1)
7,335,204 Osteosynthesis plate for the upper end of the arm bone 16 2002
 
UPEX HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
8,506,641 Arthrodesis implant for finger joints and related methods 0 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
6,540,746 Bone plate for splinting a fracture at a bone with a plurality of bone screws 13 2000
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
7,316,687 Blade plate and instruments 14 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
7,018,380 Femoral intramedullary rod system 30 2001
7,135,023 Compression bone screw device 27 2004
7,635,365 Bone plates 6 2004
7,867,231 Femoral intramedullary rod system 6 2006
7,695,501 Bone fixation system 4 2006
8,632,573 Bone fixation system 0 2010
8,764,808 Bone fixation system 0 2012
8,469,999 Soft tissue attachment system and clip 2 2012
8,845,698 Bone plate 0 2012
8,690,916 Soft tissue attachment system and clip 0 2013